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Kumho Tire Supplies Tires to 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Tires for PHEV Minivan
Kumho Tire Supplies Tires to 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • By Lee Song-hoon
  • May 18, 2016, 01:30
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Kumho Tire is supplying original equipment (OE) tires for the redesigned 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
Kumho Tire is supplying original equipment (OE) tires for the redesigned 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

 

Kumho Tire is supplying original equipment (OE) tires for the redesigned 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Chrysler is the main brand of Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA US)

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, a follow-up model of the Chrysler Town & Country, or Grand Voyager in the Korean market, was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show for the first time earlier this year. It is the world’s first plug-in hybrid minivan (PHEV). As an eco-friendly vehicle which gives both safety and high performance, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica offers a high fuel efficiency of 34km/L and the best-in-class ride and handling. It is considered the most innovative minivan technically in its class.

Moreover, FCA US is partnering with the world’s largest internet company Google to turn 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans into self-driving cars and test them on roads at the end of the year.

The Solus TA31, the OE tire for the Pacifica, is an all-season premium touring tire that offers great in-car comfort and driving performance. It realizes high performance by combining main strengths of the Solus brand products which pursues excellent ride comfort and silence, such as low noise levels, abrasive wear performance and driving efficiency. The Solus TA31's unique tread block and pattern substantially reduces road noise and the reinforced block offers exceptional handling and braking on dry roads.

Kumho Tire has been sequentially supplying the Solus TA31 20'' (245/50 R 20) and 17'' (235/65 R 17) models to Windsor Assembly in Ontario, Canada, from April 2016. The new Chrysler Pacifica is now on sale in North America.

Kumho Tire has been an official OE tire supplier to FCA US for a variety of models beginning with the Chrysler Sebring in 2006. With the latest OE tire supply for the Chrysler Pacifica, the company has achieved recognition for its best technology and quality as a global tire maker, strengthening the partnership with FCA US.

Meanwhile, Kumho Tire currently supplies OE tires to global automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen and FCA US.